This is the first true dictionary of Hopi, containing approximately 30,000 entries. The dictionary is based on the dialect spoken today in villages on Third Mesa and was compiled in consultation with a large team of elder Hopi speakers. Its preparation has involved a comprehensive survey of the ethnographic and linguistic literature to identify Hopi vocabulary, and each item found has been checked against existing Third Mesa knowledge of Hopi
The dictionary is valuable not only for the number of its entries but also for its many illustrative sentences and abundance of information on aspects of Hopi culture, such as expressions concerning time and space that are often misunderstood. The volume also features an English-Hopi word-finder list and a sketch of Hopi grammar, which makes it possible for the user to determine the structure of almost any Hopi sentence
July 23, 2023 Subject:
Clear and concise
The beginning of cultural understanding with interpretation is evident in translation.
June 7, 2022 Subject:
Out of the many books available on Hopi culture, this is one of the only ones that gives the proper spelling for the words and names, of which there are so many variations in works written by white scholars.
October 24, 2021 Subject:
what a wonderful piece of work...
This is by far one of the most instrumental pieces of work that documents the Hopi Heritage...100's of ancient languages have been lost in the last 300 years due to Human expansion...It would have been horrible to see happen to glorious Hopi...